It was pretty windy and my trigger fingers are not doing well, so I decided to prone my SUP foiling board (a friend was borrowing my 4 feet "proper" prone board). That was a bad idea. Prone foiling only makes sense when you have a board that is much smaller than what you can use while SUP foiling. If you use the same exact board, even if you leave the footstraps on (like I did) here's the big two disadvantages you feel:
- you manage to get on your feet (and in the straps) only well after than what you would have while standing up (when you are already up and in the straps). That results in the need for vigorous pumping just to get to the speed you want to have. In other words, you miss the initial part of the wave just to get enough speed.
- after you got the speed you needed, you don't have a paddle in your hand to help the carves and that, imo, feels pretty lame.
Here's a video of my third and last wave (thanks Scot), after which I decided it was worth to drive to Honolua Bay where, based on the buoy readings, I expected waist to chest high waves.
The call was correct and actually there were even some occasional shoulder high ones. In two hours I must have caught something like 25 waves and that was about 100 times more fun that the lame prone foiling I did earlier.
If it's good enough for Granger Larsen, it's good for me too.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys. Yesterday it was flat and probably today it will be too.
5.4ft @ 10s from 27° (NNE)
7.8ft @ 10s from 349° (NNW)
6.3ft @ 12s from 7° (N)